The opinion was expressed in a recent issue of the News...

Hood River (Ore.) News

The opinion was expressed in a recent issue of the News that business conditions are likely "to undergo a little Christian Science readjustment that will bring better times." Kindly permit me briefly to explain the only way in which Christian Science can be employed in connection with business or other human problems. Christian Science is not mere optimism and nothing more. It is "the law of God, the law of good, interpreting and demonstrating the divine Principle and rule of universal harmony" (Rudimental Divine Science, p. 1). It declares that God's power is not limited to the destruction of sin and the healing of disease, but that when correctly understood, His law is applicable to every department of human life.

The world's business is the ebb and flow of human activity, expressing itself in the production, distribution, and consumption of those things desired by mankind. Christian Science points out that Mind is the source and cause of all movement, and that business conditions are made harmonious or discordant according to the thoughts of those who constitute the business world. Right thinking, it shows, is thinking in accordance with God, divine Mind, who can impart to man only thoughts which inspire and lead him to an existence that is harmonious. Wrong thinking is believing in and fearing an evil power, supposedly more efficient than God and capable of bringing discord and distress into the life of man. Right thinking, Christian Science teaches, is right living, and this repels and destroys the belief that evil is more powerful than good. Only when thinking rightly does man bring himself into conformity with God's law, find the truth about his own destiny, and gain the peace and harmony which is his rightful possession.

As wrong thinking, selfishness, greed, injustice, and every thought opposed to God is relinquished by business men and supplanted by a correct understanding of God, the one Mind and source of all thought and action, business activity becomes purged of the dross of mortal thinking, regenerated by divine Love. Man then does unto others only what he would have others do unto him. The man who thus conducts his business on the basis of divine Principle, has no cause for doubt or fear, for he not only believes but knows that the one Mind, supreme over all, protects and provides for those obedient to His law.

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